Last Chance to Earn 70,000 Miles With the Barclaycard Arrival Plus

Jun 6, 2019

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

Here’s the link to apply now for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard with a 70,000-mile sign-up bonus.

Since November, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard has been offering an elevated sign-up bonus of 70,000 miles after spending $5,000 in the first 90 days after account opening. This is the best bonus the card has ever offered, but it’s ending tomorrow, June 7.

The miles can be redeemed for 1 cent each, meaning this sign-up bonus can be redeemed for $700 in travel expenses. However, in reality, the bonus is really worth $735, as the card offers a 5% rebate on redeemed miles. Aside from being the best bonus this card has ever offered, this is the highest bonus of any fixed-value point credit card currently on the market.

The Arrival Plus has been a favorite everyday card for its simplicity. All purchases earn 2x miles, giving you a 2% return on all your spending, or 2.11% when you factor in the 5% rebate on redeemed miles. And you can redeem these “miles” for any travel purchase, including many expenses that traditional miles won’t cover, such as purchases made with airlines, hotels, motels, timeshares, campgrounds, car rental agencies, cruise lines, travel agencies, discount travel sites, trains, buses, taxis, limousines and ferries. Plus, unlike traditional airline miles or hotel points, when you redeem Arrival miles for airfare and hotels, you generally still earn miles and points on flights and stays as you’re paying for them with your card, and then getting reimbursed using miles after the fact.

The card has an $89 annual fee but it’s waived the first year, so you can effectively try out the card for a year and get the bonus without paying anything at all. Then for subsequent years, you can use your miles to cover the card’s annual fee.

The Arrival Plus is also great for international travelers as it has no foreign transaction fees, meaning you can make purchases overseas without accumulating extra charges. It’s also one of very few US-issued credit cards to have chip and PIN capability, making it an excellent choice to use overseas where chip and PIN cards are the standard. Other perks include the standard suite of World Elite Mastercard benefits, which offers baggage delay protectiontrip cancellation and interruption protectiontravel accident insurance and secondary rental car collision damage waivers, as well as discounts on certain international airfares and luxury hotel benefits similar to the Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts Program. For everyday purchases, the Arrival Plus offers a selection of shopping benefits like extended warranty, purchase protection, return protection and price protection.

And as of a few months ago, you’ll now get $10 off every five Lyft rides in a calendar month and $5 off every order of $25 or more at Postmates when you pay with a World Elite Mastercard like the Arrival Plus.

Bottom Line

The increased sign-up bonus makes the Arrival Plus a very tempting choice for many travelers. Just remember that the offer ends tomorrow, so if you’re interested in applying, you’ll want to do so now.

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